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Located just north of London, Watford is home to several great sports facilities, alongside its famous Vicarage Road football stadium. Football isn’t all Watford has to offer, with venues catering for 9 other sports available in the local area, ranging from badminton, netball, and tennis on a variety of surfaces. So if you’re looking for sports facilities in Watford, you’re in the right place.

Pitches and courts in Watford

Powerleague Watford

Powerleague Watford is the perfect venue if you’re looking for 5 a side football pitches in Watford. The range of immaculate 3G Astroturf surface is also available in a 7 a side format. In the heart of Watford, this venue is easily accessible via local transport links such as the nearby Watford High Street overground station, but also offers free parking if you’d rather travel by car. With changing room facilities and excellent floodlights, it doesn’t matter what time of day you play, and your transition from work to play will be easier than ever.

Watford Leisure Centre - Central

Watford Leisure Centre’s sports hall is home to 5 different sports, including an indoor 5 a side football pitch, courts for basketball, badminton and netball, and multiple cricket nets. The facility also has a swimming pool. With all activities available on a pay as you play basis, you don’t have to worry paying membership fees, and the centre has free parking and changing room facilities making it quick and easy for you to get on court. Watford Leisure Centre is also accessible by train from Watford Junction overground station.

West Herts Sports Club

West Herts Sports Club has facilities for 3 of the most popular sports in the capital. Along with their full sized grass cricket pitch and 11 a side football pitch, the venue has a selection of grass tennis courts. The club also has a clay tennis court if that surface is more your style. Free parking and changing rooms are available at the facility, so you don’t have to worry about changing if you’re coming straight from work, and the venue is well serviced by public transport, a 10 minute walk from Watford underground station.

Additional information for Watford residents

Watford Borough Council

If you’re looking to get more active in the local area, Watford Borough Council has a webpage with details of all the open spaces and leisure centres available for Watford residents to use, as well as all the sports initiatives the council are partnered with, including Active Herts and Active 4 Life.

Watford Get Active

Watford Get Active a project set up by Sport England and offered by Watford Borough Council in a strive to get local residents more active. Their website allows you to search through a variety of sports in your area, so if you’re looking for to try something fun and different, take a look at the activities Watford Get Active have to offer.

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